We welcome Executive Pastry Chef Douglas Tella from Agawam Hunt into the Rhode Show Kitchen this morning. He is making Japanese Style Cheesecake. It is a light, aerated cheesecake served with a beet ganache, lemon curd, pistachio, and tangerine lace.

Ingredients for the Cheesecake:
  • Cream cheese 7 oz
  • Butter 1.5 oz
  • Buttermilk 2 oz
  • Cake flour 2 oz
  • Granulated sugar 3.5 oz
  • 6 eggs, seperated
  • Lemon Juice 0.5 oz
Ingredients for Garnishing:
  • Beet Ganache
  • Lemon Curd
  • Toasted or Candied Pistachio
  • Set a convection oven to 300 degrees (F).
  • Line an 8×3 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine the cream cheese, butter, buttermilk in a large metal bowl and melt over a double boiler.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in egg yolks until smooth.
  • Sift in the cake flour and whisk until smooth.
  • Begin whisking egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment.
  • When they have reached 4x their volume, gradually add the sugar while continuing to whisk to medium soft peaks.
  • Fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture in 3 parts, using a rubber spatula, be careful not to deflate by working egg whites too much.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, cover with foil, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes in a warm water bath.
  • Remove foil and allow to bake an additional 5 minutes to lightly caramelize the top of the cake.
  • Cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator.
  • Garnish with desired sauces or toppings.

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